To get you motivated on your spring cleaning, all you need are these fantastic DIY tips and tricks! Spring cleaning will never be the same with these brilliant cleaning secrets!
DIY Tips and Tricks for Every Kind of Cleaning Need
Can you imagine cleaning your house during the summer, languishing under the sweltering heat? How about during winter? I doubt you’ll be able to perform the moving around required. Fall is just as bad a time to clean since there will always be new crisp leaves scattered on your porch. Therefore, now that spring is here, take advantage of the season and get your cleaning done! To help make things easier, I’ve gathered the most genius DIY tips and tricks you can use for cleaning your home!
1. The Secret to Clean Windows
Although it’s one of my least favorite chores, cleaning your windows does have a very relaxing and satisfying reward. For spotless windows, simply soak burp clothes in a bucket of hot water with two cups of vinegar. Use another burp cloth to dry your window after cleaning.
2. The Lampshade Cleaning Trick
Lampshades collect all kinds of dirt—fabric threads, pet fur, you name it. Using the best vacuums still doesn’t seem to be enough. Here’s a neat DIY trick: just use a lint roller for a smooth and clean lampshade. It’s perfect!
3. Ceiling Fan Cleaning Weapon
You’ll never procrastinate cleaning your ceiling fans again after hearing one of the most genius DIY tips and tricks I have for you: use a pillowcase. That’s right. Cover the blades with a pillowcase one by one. This ensures all the dust stays inside the pillowcase. Then shake the dust off the pillowcase!
4. Simple DIY Tip for Cleaning Mattresses
DIY tips and tricks for cleaning your mattress depend on the kind of stain or dirt you need to remove. But as a general rule, cleaning a mattress is an easy 3-step procedure: vacuum, add baking soda, dry in the sun. Simple and effective!
5. Best Faucet Cleaning Trick
This DIY tip is more of a finishing touch than an actual cleaning trick. But trust me, it makes all the difference. Clean your faucet as you would any bathroom fixture: scrub using a sponge soaked in cleaning soap. Once you’re done, rub a sheet of wax paper all over your faucet. The result is amazing!
6. Cleaning Your Washer
It’s kind of funny when you think about it: cleaning something that cleans things. But it is necessary and we must face it: your washer must be cleaned. Of course, DIY tips and tricks got you covered. Simply fill the washer with hot water and distilled vinegar. The proportions vary depending on the type of washing machine you’re using. Then, let the washer run its cycle. Amazing!
7. All-Purpose Shower Cleaner
Because we want to feel clean and fresh when we step into the shower, it’s only natural that we want our shower to look neat and spotless as well! Mixing vinegar and water in a spray bottle will give you a good cleaner already. But this all-purpose shower cleaner has a secret: tea tree oil! Its anti-bacterial properties are a game-changer.
8. The Amazing Grout Trick
There’s a way to regain the polished tiles you bought a long time ago. Start by spraying vinegar on the area which needs cleaning. In a bowl, make a paste out of baking soda and water. Dip a toothbrush in the bowl and use the mixture to clean the grout lines of your bathroom floor. For more intensive cleaning, you may also use some hydrogen peroxide.
9. Cleaning the Oven
We know the secret combination by now: vinegar and baking soda. But for tough oven stains, you need a little bit of water and a whole lot of energy and effort. Sure, it’s hard work, but once your oven looks brand new again, you’ll be motivated to use it even more!
10. All-Natural Cleaner for Your Microwave
Who knew all it takes to get rid of food stuck on the walls of your microwave are some lemon slices, a splash of vinegar, and some water? Put the ingredients in a bowl, then microwave for five minutes at high temperature. Wiping off the stains with a damp cloth should now be as easy as pie!
Watch this video from AtHomeWithNikki for more DIY tips and tricks for cleaning:
There’s only one thing all cleaning tasks have in common: they are procrastinated. But this is because these cleaning tasks never came with DIY tips and tricks—until today! With your newfound cleaning knowledge, you’ll be done with your spring cleaning in no time! So, what are you waiting for? Get out of your seat and start cleaning! There’s no time like the present.
Which of these DIY tips and tricks do you think would help you the most? Let us know in the comments below!
Looking for more DIY tips and tricks for cleaning? Check out these 10 Steps to A Spotless Kitchen!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.